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(@gerry)
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Not sure this the right section but I wanted to share this with you all

Mount Misery Music, BMI, of Hammonton, NJ, is proud to announce the scheduled screening dates for the Documentary Film "GOOD RIDDANCE", produced by T.R. Young, at the Austin Film Festival in Austin, Texas this year. The screenings will be on Sunday, October 14th, and Thursday, October 18th.

The film deals with the murders, and the murderers, of American Atheist Madylyn Murray O'Hair, "The Most Hated Woman In America", her son, and her grand daughter.

The music in the film was composed by Gerry Cooper, and published and licensed for the film by Mount Misery Music, BMI.

"Gerry and I are very proud to have provided the music for such an important film", said Paul Evans Pedersen, Jr., President of Mount Misery Music, BMI, from his Hammonton office.

The film will be viewed during the annual festival by buyer representatives from major Hollywood film studios, as well as buyers from HBO, SHOWTIME, CINEMAX, and others.

You can view more information about the film at:
http://aff.bside.com/2007/?_view=_filmdetails&filmId=33437311

Hope you can visit the link to keep the old buzz on the go and if you live in the Austin Texas area you can get to see the Film. if it get's picked up on then great if not still great as seeing my own name on the music credits was enough of a buzz for me LOLO. Thanks all at GN for your support.

Gerry

Those who can't dance always blame the band.

http://www.gerrycooper.com/


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(@davidhodge)
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Congrats, Gerry!

That's very cool. Hopefully the film will make it up to my neck of the woods one day. And it must have been quite the buzz to see your name in the credits on screen!

Peace


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+1

I've always had a lot of admiration for the writers of music for film. The contribution of even a few well chosen notes can make such a huge difference to the success of a scene. But unless it's packaged as songs, the music can sometimes literally go 'unsung'.

I hope that this gets some recognition and leads you to other opportunities, and that I get to hear it one day too.

Green? Me? nah, just happy for you....

Cheers,

Chris


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(@boxboy)
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Congrats, Gerry!
Great exposure for your fine work.
:)

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(@dan-t)
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Way to go Gerry! :D

Dan

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(@gerry)
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Thanks so very much I really appreciate your kind words and encouragement. Just to give you some idea what the music is like the first two tracks on my site are in the film. Sanctuary opens the film and Sanctuary Interlude without the FX and bass is used on the outro. Parts of both tracks and three others not posted on my site are used throughout the Film. Hardly any guitars I am afraid so its me slogging on keyboards :(

http://www.gerrycooper.com/songs

Thanks again,

Gerry

Those who can't dance always blame the band.

http://www.gerrycooper.com/


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Wow, you are a true renaissance man. Sounds very cool, kind of a Gregorian-medieval sound. 8) I love it!

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(@chuckster)
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Wow!!!

Congrats indeed. It must be an awesome feeling seeing your name on the credits.

The talent GN seems to attract never ceases to amaze me.

Keep up the great work.

8)

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It was them that turned me to drink.


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(@gerry)
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Many thanks smokindog you know i'm really a frustrated old rocker LOL

Many thanks to you chuckster and I must admit when I received the finished Film on DVD it was a real buzz to see my name twice on the credits. Let's hope someone notices at Austin

I'll obviously keep you all informed either way of how it all goes.

Gerry

Those who can't dance always blame the band.

http://www.gerrycooper.com/


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How did you learn to do that kind of thing (writing sound tracks to film)? How did you get involved in this kind of project? Inquiring minds want to know :D

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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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All I can say is wow, Gerry! I've heard quite a bit of your music on Hear Here, and enjoyed about 99.99% of it - there was one track I didn't care for much!

Good for you mate - what a thrill, to see your name up in lights like that! Hope you get many more similar or even better and bigger thrills in the future - quality music deserves to be heard by a big audience!

Rock on, you old frustrated rocker, you!!!!

:D :D :D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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 Nuno
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Congrats Gerry! :D


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(@gerry)
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Thanks Vic and Nuno.
How did you learn to do that kind of thing (writing sound tracks to film)? How did you get involved in this kind of project? Inquiring minds want to know :D

Long story and the hand of luck as in all this things is always present. Just to say that previously on two othe Films we had even gotten to the contract stage and they both fell flat at the last minute. Main thing is to keep a good site where people can easily go to your music and yes I think it has to look reasonably professional. Hence I use Broadjam sure it costs but you have to invest a little as people are not going to rummage through certain sites. Had a contact from someone looking for music for a Film project. Sent my site details and almost a week later I heard back from Tim Young the Producer. He didn't like the tracks I proposed for the Film but wanted Sanctuary, now that was the lucky part because he took the time to listen to all my tracks and most producers wouldn't.

The question was then posed could I compose to footage if he sent it to me? I said yes although I had never ever done it before but as I am motivated by images I thought i could. Bottom line I loaded the film into my sequencer and composed in real time based on what the images were giving me.

In a word my friend LUCK and although i work damn hard at recording material without the LUCK factor this would not have happened. I also think with one lucky contact or break you start getting more possible leads and contacts. Without that I don't care how good your music is it can sit on a web site along with a million others and do nothing.

The next stroke of LUCK will be what happens in Austin because if Good Riddance gets picked up on then according to my Publisher the phones start ringing. I have to admit that I really do take it all with a pinch of salt in terms of what will be will be. It's so easy to get all hyped up and find that something all falls flat, having been there before. Great for the odd day dream or two though LOL

I really do make music because I enjoy it and I hope nothing will change that although I am aware that once business get's involved the pressures go up and the enjoyment can go down. Be nice to earn some cash from music but certainly not to change my life style and attitude towards it. Maybe I'm getting old LOL

Gerry

Those who can't dance always blame the band.

http://www.gerrycooper.com/


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 Bish
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Congrats, Gerry.

WTG!!! 8)

Bish

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Thanks Bish much appreciated.

Gerry

Those who can't dance always blame the band.

http://www.gerrycooper.com/


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